July Events @ WTPL
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Summer Reading Program
The Adult Summer Reading Program has begun! This year's prizes were donated by AMC Theatres, The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Centenary Stage Company, The Chocolate Shoppe, The Coffee Potter, Enchanted Chocolate, The Friends of the Library, Mama's & CafĂ© Baci, Restaurant Village, and The Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe. Participants gain entry into prize drawings by reading & reviewing books of their choice, attending programs, and completing puzzles. Receive a goodybag and free book and when you sign up in-person at the library!
We are excited to announce a new service that allows you to easily keep track of everything going on at the library and around town. Burbio is a free website and app that puts library, school, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also be notified when events change or get cancelled. To learn more and to sign up visit Burbio.com
Evening Knitting Group
Thursdays, from 7 - 8:45 p.m.

Are you interested in spending some time working on your knitting (or crocheting) projects in the c ompany of others? Open to all, whether you are a beginner or experienced knitter. Bring your own supplies.

WTPL Knits
Tuesday, July 3, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Whether you are a beginning or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together. Please bring your own supplies. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Meeting Room. 
Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, July 7, from Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Adult Rock Painting
Monday, July 9, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join Sue Jones for a hands-on rock painting workshop. Registration is required and priority is given to W.T. residents.       

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Adult Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, July 11, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Local resident and professional cake and cookie decorator Jennifer Wallace will be offering a demonstration exploring the joys of decorating with royal icing, using multiple techniques including wet on wet, stencils, and sugaring. Participants will go home with a box of cookies they've made. Space is limited and registration is required.  Priority will be given to town residents.  
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Find more for teens @ wtpl.org/teens
including reading ideas, homework help links, new books,  eBooks, eMagazines & more!

Join us for reading, programs, prizes and a rockin' good time this summer!  WTPL Summer Reading Club:
 Libraries Rock!
starts June 25.  Kids, ages 2 through 18, and even adults, be sure to stop by any time on that day or throughout the summer to sign up. 

Find more for kids @ wtpl.org/kids 
including reading ideas, homework help links, new books, Tumblebooks, eBooks & more!

Join us for reading, programs, prizes and a rockin' good time this summer!  WTPL Summer Reading Club:  Libraries Rock!
starts June 25.  Kids, ages 2 through 18, and even adults, be sure to stop by any time on that day or throughout the summer to sign up. 

Adult Programs (continued)
Just 4 Kids
Thursday, July 12, from 10 a.m. - Noon 

Are you a writer of works for younger audiences? Join us for our monthly workshop for children's book authors.

Adult Bath Bombs
Thursday, July 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join Kerstin Katko, AKA Ducky of Ducky's Sheep Shack, for a DIY class where participants will make their very own fizzing scented bath bombs. Registration is required.

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Art Matters
Monday, July 16, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come join fellow fine artists to meet and discuss all things artistic. New members are always welcome.

Adult Gemstone Bracelets
Monday, July 16, from 7 - 8 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will learn to make inspirational gemstone bracelets. They will be provided with information regarding the meaning/healing properties of various gemstones. They will be provided with resources for purchasing materials. After making a bracelet for themselves, participants will be given the opportunity to make a bracelet to give to someone who could use some support and inspiration through the "Love in a Bracelet" program. This workshop will be led by Peggy DeLong, Psy.D. Peggy is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Long Valley. She is also owner and designer of Peggy's Midnight Creations, a line of inspirational and mental health bracelets. Registration is required and priority will be given to W.T. residents.
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WTPL Knits
Tuesday, July 17, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Whether you are a beginning or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together. Please bring your own supplies. We meet the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Meeting Room. 
How to Solve The New York Times Crossword
Tuesday, July 17, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Meet Deb Amlen, columnist & editor of Wordplay, the crossword column of The New York Times. Would you like to improve your mental flexibility, learn a few interesting things every day and establish bragging rights among your friends? Solving crossword puzzles is like mental yoga - both challenging and relaxing at the same time. Plus, it's fun, especially if you appreciate words and wordplay. With patience and practice anyone can learn to solve crosswords. Once you master a few basic strategies, you'll find that puzzle-solving is not only possible, but highly addictive. So let's get solving! Registration is requested.
Friends of the Library Movie: Victoria & Abdul
Wednesday, July 18, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal). Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested.

Book Chatter
Thursday, July 19, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Come and join fellow book lovers!  Get free advance reading copies of a soon-to-be-published book to read and review. The best part? The books are yours to keep!

Active Shooter Training
Thursday, July 19, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Join members of the Washington Township Police Department for an active shooter training presentation at the library. The officers will educate you on active shooter events, Run/Hide/Fight protocol, school security, and how to protect yourself and your family. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Writers' Critique Workshop
Saturday, July 21, from Noon - 2 p.m.

Looking for feedback on your latest writing project? Join us for our twice-monthly writers' critique workshop.  
Lunch 'n' Learn: Total Hip and Knee Replacement 
Monday, July 23, from Noon - 2 p.m.
Join Melanie Marra and Loretta Ritter, of Atlantic Rehabilitation, to learn reasons why you may need a joint replacement, and what to expect from the day you decide to have a joint replacement through your rehabilitation. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center. The cost is $2, and lunch is included.  Registration is required.

Geology of the Long Valley Area
Monday, July 23, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Join David Harper for a geological tour of the Long Valley area that will cover something of the last billion or so years. Himalayan-sized mountains, volcanoes, oceans, ice age climates. These have all been here and left their marks. They also left mineral resources. There is not much extraction now, but lime and iron were important in the 19th century and smaller mines produced mica and graphite. David Harper received an M.S. in geology from Rutgers-New Brunswick, spent 22 years with the N.J. Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 9 years with private sector environmental consultants, and was a co-adjutant teacher at Mercer County Community College, Rider University, and New Jersey City University. Registration is requested.
Family Astronomy 
Tuesday, July 24, from 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
In this all-ages program, join our house astronomer, Bob Reichman, for an evening under the stars.  Although a nearly full Moon is usually not an ideal night since it is blindingly bright and washes out the stars, it's a special one.  Jupiter will become visible at around 8:30, and shortly thereafter, Saturn will begin to peak out from immediately below the Moon's glare, but we should be able to tease out a great view of the rings - IF the clouds cooperate.  We will start inside with a stellar activity, followed by an outdoor viewing session.  Please register online so we know how many to expect.

SIGN UP [Registration Begins 7/10] 
Thursday, July 26, from 7 - 8 p.m.
In this 45 minute session, you will be introduced to EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), which is also called Tapping. You will learn why it works and how to use it to reduce stress and anxiety. This session is hands-on so you will actually get to experience EFT for yourself! About the presenter: After over a decade in the classroom as a math teacher and curriculum writer, Dawn Pensack now focuses on educating about emotional health.  As a certified Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner, Dawn works with people to break free of their past and live their best life. She strongly believes effective emotional management is the number one predictor to a person's future happiness. Registration is requested. 
A Look Ahead to August... 
Rhonda Denet: From Jazz to Soul
Friday, August 3, from 2 - 3 p.m.
Songs from the 30s thru the 70s - Singer Rhonda Denet leads a musical journey from the era when the "First Lady Of Song," Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin ruled the airways. In addition to Ella and Aretha, this showcase pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight. Registration is required and Washington Township residents have priority.
On the Rocks: Mocktail Tasting 
Monday, August 6, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Enjoy a tasting of delicious mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails). Learn how to create these fresh and festive drinks that can be enjoyed by all ages and are sophisticated enough for all palates. Discover methods and recipes for parties, holidays, and everyday enjoyment. This program is led by Vanessa Young - writer, recipe developer and founder of Thirsty Radish. Registration is requested.
Adult Chocolate Festival 
Wednesday, August 8, from 6 - 7 p.m.
Join us for chocolate trivia and a chocolate tasting, and then make and eat your own chocolate creations! Registration is required and priority will be given to WT residents. 
Adult Funale 
Wednesday, August 15, from 6 - 7 p.m.
Come celebrate the end of the Adult Summer Reading Club with ice cream, music trivia, and more! 

Friends of the Library Movie: The Greatest Showman 
Wednesday, August 15, from 7 - 8:45 p.m.
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Registration is requested. 

Book Groups  
Evening Book Group 
September 10:
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
Haunted by childhood losses in spite of successful medical careers in 1883 New York City, surgeon Anna Savard and her obstetrician cousin, Sophie, consider taking in a child and helping a desperate young mother, while avoiding dangerous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock.
Morning Book Group 
July 10:
House Rules  by Jodi Picoult
Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior.

August 14:
Longitude  by Dava Sobel
Describing the eighteenth-century dilemma regarding the inability to measure longitude at sea, the story of John Harrison and his development of the chronometer recounts the circumstances surrounding its invention. 
Non-Fiction Book Group
July 25:
Confederates in the Attic b y Tony Horwitz
A journalist leads readers on a revealing journey through the Old South, tangling with the forces of white rage, rebel grit, and regional pride in places where the Civil War is more than a memory.
August 22:
Merchants of Doubt  by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway
Documents the troubling influence of a small group of scientists who the author contends misrepresent scientific facts to advance key political and economic agendas, revealing the interests behind their detractions on findings about acid rain, DDT and other hazards. 
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